The PADI Emergency First Responder Instructor Course is a hands on approach to CPR, Basic First Aid and how to recognize and deal with incidents, the course may include care for children module. The program prepares Instructors to organize, market, promote and teach the PADI Emergency First Responder course for Scuba divers as well as non divers. We run the program over a period of 2 days during our PADI Instructor training. Mandatory training module.

Emergency First Response courses encompass

  • CPR courses for adults, children and infants

  • First aid for adults, children and infants

  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training

  • Emergency Oxygen Provider course

  • The Emergency First Response Instructor.

What will you learn ?

During the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you will build on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others. The Instructor course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Care for Children, CPR & AED courses. (Most region-specific workplace courses require additional training.) Through a multi-media approach of independent study, classroom sessions and practical teaching assignments, you learn to conduct Emergency First Response courses.

The instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements for the Primary Care, Secondary Care, Care for Children and CPR & AED courses, along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training, and your role as the instructor in the learning environment. You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students’ hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience. You’ll also receive information helpful in marketing your EFR business.


you will need the Emergency first response instructor crew pack(if taking the PADI IDC – instructor development course , both crew packs can be purchased together)


To enter the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you must be 18 years old and have completed CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months or a be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic or Registered Nurse.

Remember the EFR instructor course is mandatory to take if you want to become a PADI instructor , we offer the course in conjunction with the instructor course (IDC) and the Emergency oxygen Provider instructor specialty.